Saturday, February 4, 2012

Quick Tips for Jewellery Care (1)

There are several things you can do to keep your favourite pieces of jewellery looking fresh and lovely for longer. I will be posting a series of tips for storing, cleaning and maintaining your baubles and bling. To get the ball rolling, here are 3 quick tips that I hope are of interest:

  • Always apply creams, make-up, perfume etc before you put on your jewellery. The oils and acids in cosmetics and colognes can damage precious metals, gemstones and pearls. Let the lotions and scent soak into your skin before donning your favourite pieces.

  • Jewellery Trees and stands are a pretty way to display your favourite pieces, but they are not always your best friend. I'm very wary of hanging beaded necklaces and bracelets for long periods of time as the stringing materials (tigertail, nylon string, hemp, elastic etc) can stretch or sag, especially if the stones or beads are a little heavy. Best to store flat.

  • Many gemstones hate heat, so storing in a fairly cool place is best. Heat may damage the stone or affect the colour, especially if highly coloured or enhanced.
How to Care for Seaglass Jewellery

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  1. Ooops, I kind of throw my necklaces over my big mirror...sounds like this is not a good idea!

    Thanks for these tips - I better find a place to store these necklaces flat then!

  2. Yeah I'm a bit bold myself sometimes and fling pendants on chains into the jewellery box together. Untangling chains is not fun.

  3. Great tips! I always put perfume on very last, now I know better, have to change my bad habits!

  4. Cheers Maria. Love your blog. Very cute.